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the truth about the senate. namely that when jefferson had been our ambassador to france in the constitutional convention, came back, sat with washington for breakfast and asked what was the deal? why did you do the second bicamera body? the senate. did you cool the coffee before drinking it? of course, my throughout is not made of brass. even so, we pour it in a saucer to cool it. the house is made for speed, shorter term, two years, make sure closer connections to the electorat, smaller districts, a little more coraltive, but the senate was made to be a break. it was made as a speed bump, and, often as a dead end. the seeds of the filibuster were planted in the constitution itself. when they are unable to shut off debates, and when the first filibuster did not occur until 1837. cloture was established in 1917, the two-thirds of the vote. during the presence of the filibuster in the period was hugely significant on how the senate went about its business. it was the sword above the chamber in all that it did forcing compromise to move legislation. the filibusters were rar
. the message about her concerns begin not just with the united states, but with france and other permanent members of the security hole who have worked together on many issues. but we did speak with the foreign minister plus some of the colleagues. evenhandedly deny this situation with the m23. it has not taken the steps of publicly denouncing on a bilateral basis to m23. we have raised this, and it is important that we continue to monitor this as others in the international community do on a very close basis. >> with respect to your second question about the international support or at least bilateral support to the rwandan government, i start with what i said to
leaving the national effort for taxpayers. with germany and france, we have taken this work forward. and we will make it an important priority of our presidency next year. in total, we expect the action we announce today will increase the amount of money collected from tax evasion and avoidance by a further 2 billion pounds a year. fair and necessary. it is not enough by itself. we need to ask more from the other half. punitive tax rates do nothing to raise money and discourage enterprise and investment in britain. other countries are trying that approach on our doorstep, and they are paying the price. we are not going to make that mistake. in the first year, tax revenues from the rich will buy 7 billion pounds. a number of people declaring income was over a million pounds and fell by half. he tax rate on the rich, the rate is a tax con. we will have a tax that supports enterprise and we will raise more money from the rich. here is a simple fact. the richest will pay a greater share of income tax revenue is in every single year of the coalition government, and in any one of the 13 y
, and then finding themselves in very significant fiscal problems. france is the poster child of all, although maybe greece, i guess, would take number one. >> well, we do know that the u.s. spends a larger percentage of gdp on health care than any other nation by a fairly significant amount. tackling that underlying issue of what a percent of our economy is going to health care in general is really the key issue, and we should be focused on that, i think, much more than the federal government's portion of it, and in this case, we have a proposal that would actually increase health care going in the wrong direction. >> that is assuming that medicare spending equals medicare cost, and, again, as somebody who actually ran the program, i'm not assuming that. >> you want to take that one? >> sure. >> david, this is definitely for you specifically and aarp. the question is this. what scoreble savings proposals does aarp support, medicare, beyond just better care coordination, does aarp support means testing, combining parts a and b cost sharing, or reforms or anything else? >> i think it's important to r
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